Incuview vs Genesis 1588 vs other brands?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vicky1212123, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I need an incubator lol. I was thinking about a genesis 1588, but it's a ton of money for styrofoam. I was considering maybe an incuview or an R-com mini. If anyone could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you :)!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a 1602n and have great hatches in it. I got the forced air and turner. Never used the incuview or R-com.
     
  3. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'll probably go with a hovabator. However, if the other incubators are just as good at a lower price, that might change my decision.
     
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    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    The amount of eggs they hold does not matter to you?? There is a big difference in a 7 egg mini and a 40+ egg Styrofoam.
     
  5. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my city doesn't allow chickens, so I'm stuck to hatching quail. Since quail are also sorta kinda maybe (the city rules never mention quail specifically) illegal, I only want to keep small amounts of them. So, a small incubator is really no problem. I mean, if i could hatch 14 eggs at once instead of 2 rounds of 7, it'd be nice, but I'm mostly going for incubator quality.
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  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe some that have those will post about them. I Would Move where I can have chickens---Life without chickens is like a day without sun shine!! LOL
     
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    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha yeah I plan on eventually moving, but it won't be for a while. Right now I'm in high school so I live with my mom, and then it's off to college. After that, though, I will definitely get chickens!
     
  8. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will vouch for the Genesis 1588. It may seem like a lot of money for a styrofoam incubator, but in my situation, it holds temp and humidity steady and reliably which is something I never had with plastic incubators. Other folks will have different experiences, so I can only speak to my own experience with it. Keep in mind that just because the incubator will hold 40+ eggs, that doesn't mean you have to fill it up. I like the fact that with a few eggs in it, the chicks have room to hatch without climbing on top of each other, climbing over unhatched eggs and stumbling through broken eggshells. They have room to move around while they dry off. I have the "advanced" kit from incubatorwarehouse.com that includes the IncuTurn egg turner. I like that turner over the stand-up-and-rock-back-and-forth type of turners because when you turn off the turner on day 18, you don't have to remove it. It just becomes the floor of the incubator.
     
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  9. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I think I will go with the genesis 1588. Should i get it off the Official GFQ website, or would a third-party seller be better?
     
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  10. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where to get whichever one you chose is entirely up to you. I try to balance low price with good customer service. I know from experience that incubatorwarehouse.com has good prices -- maybe not always the lowest, but at least one of the lower-price retailers -- and they have excellent customer service, which is a big plus. When shopping around, make sure you check the price with shipping. I find that some retailers will low-ball you on the price of the item but then the total purchase will end up more expensive overall because they gouge you on the shipping.
     
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